All posts tagged: quick

4 Quick, (Mostly) Vegetarian Dinners for Spring

Typically, the weather is yet to make up its mind about which season we’re currently experiencing. I’ve been pushing on with spring regardless under the guidance of the calendar alone – sometimes eating outside, sometimes on the sofa under a blanket wondering how long it’s been since I’ve seen the sky. That’s April for you. Quick, easy dinners that can be rustled up on a weeknight after a long day at work were my most requested post last year. This year (now that I have a proper job where I have to actually use my brain) that’s all I have time for anyway, so you can expect plenty of these in the months to come. Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers and Lemon Boil 150-200g spaghetti in salted water according to pack instructions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water just before draining. Put it back in the pan with the splash of pasta water and add the juice of a lemon, a can of tuna, a tbsp capers, a generous knob of butter and a drizzle …

Spicy Sriracha Fish Noodles

It’s starting to feel like Summer’s on its way out. The light isn’t lasting quite as long every evening and the temperature is slowly creeping downwards – so what better way to whack it back up than with insanely spicy suppers. My first class foodie godparents got us this Sriracha Kaffir Lime Rub and up until this evening I’ve not known quite what to do with it. I’m usually all for making this kind of stuff yourself but let’s face it, it’s a Tuesday and I’m hungry and I’ve been at work all day. Plus, the flavours in this little tin will blow your socks off – if you can get your hands on some, do. If you’re not a fan of spicy food (I’m talking to you Grandad) then this recipe is not for you, however if the very title of this recipe had you interested (I’m talking to you chilli geeks) then please, read on. Serves 2 2 fillets of white fish (I used river cobbler, cheap/cheerful/sustainable) 200g fine green beans (remember to top …

Goats Cheese and Red Onion ‘Welcome Home’ Tart

This week, my Mum returned home from Port Eliot Festival. She had a wonderful time doing yoga outside, eating kedgeree (pictured) made by Dick and James Strawbridge and watching Beth Orton. Being all the way out in lovely Cornwall, it was a long old drive home, so I thought it might be nice to have something ready for her to eat as soon as she got home. This tart is made from all of her favourite flavours, my Mum’s the sort to go for goat cheese on her pizza instead of ham and pineapple – in short, she has a much classier taste in food than her daughter. I wanted to share the recipe with you as you all seemed to love the total simplicity of my peanut noodles, and this tart is just as quick ‘n’ easy. 250g block of puff pastry 2 tbsps green pesto 1 red onion, sliced handful sun dried tomatoes, sliced thinly handful olives, chopped 50g soft  goats cheese tsp chilli flakes Pre heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 …